Inspiration

9 Ways You Can Repurpose a Radiator

If you want to try your hand at repurposing something different that forces you to think outside the box, how about a radiator? Click through to find 9 different ways you can reuse them.

2017-01-09 00:00:05By Natalie Reynolds

Inspiration

18 Ways to Reuse a Glass Bottle

If it has been your turn to host New Year’s Eve, you’ll probably have a surplus of bottles that will inevitably fill up the recycling. That got us thinking, is there anything we can actually do with glass bottles to reuse them? Turns out there is!

2017-01-01 00:00:28By Natalie Reynolds

Inspiration

Boxing Day - A Day to Reuse Your Boxes!

Rachael tells us about the origins of Boxing Day and shares some ideas on what to do with the surplus of boxes that you will likely end up with the day after Christmas.

2016-12-24 00:00:35By Rachael McLaughlin

Local & Community

Dig Out Your Old Coats for Barnardo's This Christmas

Barnardo’s believes in children regardless of their circumstances, gender, race, disability or behaviour. With over 720 charity shops across the UK, you can find all sorts of quality items at great value prices. This year's campaign is all about coats! Keep on reading to find out how you can help out.

2016-12-13 00:00:41By Barnardo's

Inspiration

10 Alternatives to Wrapping Paper

While Christmas is, to many, the most wonderful time of the year, it is also the most wasteful. Do 5 minutes of mystery justify the amount of wrapping paper we use? We don't think so. Here are 10 ways to present a gift without wrapping paper.

2016-11-24 00:00:55By Natalie Reynolds

Inspiration

Repurposing Your Plastic Bags

Let’s admit it, we still have a couple of bags full of (you know it) plastic bags from that time we forgot to take our shoppers. This got us thinking, instead of slinging them all out, could there be another purpose to them? And boy the things we found. Find out what you can make out of plastic bags!

2016-10-08 00:00:16By Natalie Reynolds

Quick Reads

Inspiring Recycling Projects around the World

While the UK is taking steps towards sustainability and recycling more, there's still a lot we can do. We wondered what other parts of the world were doing to help the environment, and we found some very interesting stories we’d like to share with you today.

2016-09-18 00:00:54By Natalie Reynolds

Quick Reads

Zero Waste Week - Towards a more sustainable future

Did you know that the UK could fill Lake Windermere with rubbish in only 8 months? Shocking, isn’t it? Or that nappies can take 500 years to decompose? We have put together some useful information on the topic of recycling and Zero Waste.

2016-09-08 00:00:05By Natalie Reynolds

Quick Reads

Zero Waste - Is It a Realistic Goal?

To mark Zero Waste Week, we got in touch with Rachelle Strauss, the founder of the website Zero Waste Week. She started her blog My Zero Waste back in 2004 and she shows us that following a Zero Waste lifestyle really isn't that complicated.

2016-09-05 00:00:51By Rachelle Strauss

Preloved News

Preloved in Greenmatch's Top 50 Recycling Sites

We are very proud to announce that we've been recognised as one of Greenmatch’s ‘top 50 recycling sites’!

2015-11-10 10:32:20By Justine Dench